The Child Dental Benefits Schedule provides bulk billing via Medicare
Our dental clinic offers the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) Medicare bulk billing to Essendon and the north-western suburbs of Melbourne. We offer CDBS to all children in the surrounding local community including Niddrie, Strathmore, Airport West and Pascoe Vale South.
We provide family-focused quality dental care. Being easily accessible on Keilor Road means we are convenient to visit during or after school. Our location makes it easy to fit your child’s dentist appointments in around school and any other extracurricular activities like sport.
As we are family people ourselves, we understand how busy a child’s life can be. We have several days with extended hours, and we are open Saturdays. You can be assured we will find a time that’s most convenient for you and your family.
What is the bulk billed (No Gaps) children’s dentistry covered by Medicare?
Not everyone is aware that their child may be eligible for up to $1000 worth of bulk-billed general and restorative dental treatments under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) provided through Medicare.
It’s a means-tested government-funded allowance that is available to children aged between 2 and 17 years old. Ordinarily, if you receive Family Tax Benefit A, your child is eligible for the CDBS.
If you are unsure, call our reception, and they can check your eligibility over the phone. All they need is your Medicare number.
It’s no obligation, and we won’t harass you. Of course, we would love you to come to our practice in Essendon, but consider it our way of helping the community. We have been providing free dental education to schools for many years, and nothing makes us happier than kids with healthy teeth and smiles.
It could mean the difference to your child’s future oral health and wellbeing.
What are the CDBS inclusions and exclusions?
The CDBS includes a range of children’s dental treatments, including:
Cleaning (hygiene appointments)
These preventative and restorative child dentist treatments up to $1000 are completed over a 2-year period, and any unused funds cannot be rolled over.
The CDBS does not include children’s orthodontic or cosmetic dental services. However, if these are required, we can tailor a treatment plan to suit your child’s oral health that accommodates your lifestyle and budget.